(You may have to click the image to be able to actually read it – sorry!)
Yeah, my jaw dropped when I added all the miles up. 144 miles in one month, six cities, and two states?! That’s insane! I’ve read blog posts about runners breaking 100 miles and I was always very impressed and jealous about that. I guess I never did the math to see what my own monthly mileage was!
I would definitely call July a successful month. Some pretty solid splits, an incredible 13.1 PR, and even getting in some treadmill runs when it was just too hot to run outside. (118 degrees in Lake Havasu!) I did miss one run during the month, but if that’s the worst of it I’m pretty happy with it! I’d also like to spread my rest days out, but with all the traveling Abe and I do it just seemed to work out that Monday and Tuesday were typically my off days.
Looking at my training schedule for the Marine Corps Marathon I really wish I could factor in some cross-training. I literally am ONLY running while on the road. While I absolutely love it, I miss the tone, definition, and strength that comes with biking and swimming. I’m making the concession though because at this point it’s just not feasible for me. It’s hard when you only have one car and it’s a 27′ long hot dog to get to the aquatic center or spin class!
Week 1 – 34 miles (8, 4, 8, 4, 10)
Week 2 – 44 miles (5, 9, 5, 9, 16)
Week 3 – 45 miles (5, 9, 5, 9, 17)
Week 4 – 43 miles (5, 10, 5, 13.1 – extra rest day this week to taper for half)
Week 5 – 49 miles (5, 10, 5, 10, 19)